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May 5, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Arriving at the MET Gala!

Eddie and Hannah arrived at the Costume Institute Gala tonight looking amazing in Burberry! The first images from the event have been added to the gallery!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > May 5 | Costume Institute Gala

April 28, 2014   Ali   Danish Girl Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hooper Reteaming for ‘Danish Girl’

Thanks to the Hollywood Reporter we have the good news that Eddie is going to be starring in a new film directed by Tom Hooper!

Working Title is producing the drama about the world’s first sex operation.

Actor Eddie Redmayne and director Tom Hooper, who worked together on Les Miserables, are teaming up again on The Danish Girl.

The drama is based on the 2001 novel by David Ebershoff, which itself is based on the life of Danish painter Einar Wegener, who became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation.

The novel focused on a love story between Wegener (who later changed his name to Lili Elbe) and his wife, Gerda Gottlieb, also a painter.

Lucinda Coxon wrote the script.

“The Danish Girl is an extraordinary love story and a story about finding your true self,” Hooper tells THR. “I first read Lucinda’s script when I was making The King’s Speech and I was so moved by this true story. I have wanted to make the film ever since.”

The project has been the target of several attempts at adaptation, and has seen Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel Weisz circled at various times for the two parts.

Lasse Hallstrom, Tomas Alfredson, Neil LaBute and Anand Tucker are directors previously associated with the project.

Working Title was behind Hooper’s acclaimed big-screen take on Miserables, which grossed $441 million worldwide.

April 28, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Images, Jupiter Ascending Comments Off on 10 iconic movie characters to watch this summer

USA Today lists the 10 iconic movie characters to watch this summer and Eddie’s character from Jupiter Ascending is included! Plus we get our first still from the film!

The power-hungry aristocrat: Balem in Jupiter Ascending

Eddie Redmayne doesn’t usually get to play damaged, borderline-insane guys, but with Andy and Lana Wachowski’s new sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending (July 18), he chews outer-space scenery as the villainous Balem Abrasax.

The operatic and expansive Jupiter Ascending is set in a future where families own planets for business purposes. Balem happens to own the title to Earth, and he is a Richard III type who is all about the profit margin.

Things get complicated for him, though, when Earth girl Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is revealed as a no-nonsense Cinderella figure who is actually the heir to her planet. Balem puts a bounty on her head — that’s when the heroic Caine (Channing Tatum) gets involved to keep her safe long enough to rise to her rightful place.

“It’s almost Shakespearean really, with interfamily bickering and them trying to usurp each other’s power,” Redmayne says of Balem and his siblings (Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton). “Then you throw Mila into the mix and it all becomes quite chaotic.”

April 10, 2014   Ali   Theory of Everything Comments Off on Focus Features Sets Stephen Hawking Drama Theory of Everything for November 7

ComingSoon.net shared that Focus Features has set a release date for Eddie’s new film Theory of Everything!

Working Title Films’ Stephen Hawking drama Theory of Everything is set to be released domestically by Focus Features on November 7, 2014.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist and world-famous as the author of “A Brief History of Time,” opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen” inspired the new film; the screenplay is by Anthony McCarten, who is producer on the film with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Focus CEO Peter Schlessel commented, “This extraordinary love story between one of the greatest minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, and his first wife Jane is profoundly moving and inspirational, with heart and humor. Under the dynamic direction of James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver performances of stunning emotional power.”

The cast of Theory of Everything also includes two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson and David Thewlis. The creative team also includes cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, production designer John Paul Kelly, costume designer Steven Noble, and film editor Jinx Godfrey (marking her seventh feature with Mr. Marsh).

April 4, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews Comments Off on Actor Eddie Redmayne tells Highbury school youngsters about playing Stephen Hawking in biopic

I think this is so great! Eddie went to Highbury Grove School and visited with the students there!

ACTOR Eddie Redmayne dropped into Highbury Grove School last Friday to help students make a stand against motor neurone disease.

The award-winning actor is to play physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from the disease, in Theory of Everything, a forthcoming biopic.

He said: “After the first months whilst prepping to play Stephen Hawking I got to meet some extraordinary and inspiring people who suffer from motor neurone disease and it’s become a cause very close to my heart.

So it was lovely to talk to these young and excited students about a cause that I think is very important, because they are going to go out and raise money in this area and they seem invigorated by this.”

The event put together by Paul Gilbert, assistant headteacher of the school in Highbury.

It involved Year 7 pupils examining case studies to increase awareness and encourage fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association as well as for an international charity, the Addis Ababa Food Run in Ethiopia.

April 2, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews Comments Off on “I still call my Eton drama teacher”

Eddie Redmayne has disclosed that he still calls on his Eton drama teacher for advice about acting.

Redmayne may be 32, with a string of film and television credits to his name, but he continues to rely on Simon Dormandy for guidance.

“Occasionally I’ll call up Simon and say, ‘Can I just come and run through some stuff with you?’ He is still the person whose advice I seek,” Redmayne said, adding that the teacher “was so inspiring he gave me a career”.

Dormandy spent 15 years as head of drama at Eton, the public school that also counts actors Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis among its former pupils.

He is now a theatre director, and Redmayne attended the opening night of his new production, Eldorado, at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London.

The actor said: “He was always brilliant when we were at school and it’s amazing to see him working professionally.”

Dormandy said he spotted Redmayne’s talent when the schoolboy first auditioned.

“The first time I met Eddie, he was in the very first production I did: my own adaptation of A Passage to India,” Dormandy told the Evening Standard.

“He played the leading female part and I knew as soon as I met him that he was exceptionally gifted.”

Redmayne credits his experience in female roles – a necessity at the single-sex school – as landing him his first professional role as Viola in an all-male production of Twelfth Night.

“I’m sure the only reason I got that job was because I played girls’ parts in school plays,” he said.

The actor went on to appear in Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Birdsong for the BBC, and the films My Week With Marilyn and Les Misérables.

Dormandy was an actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company before arriving at Eton, and also appeared in television adaptations of Vanity Fair and Little Dorrit.

He taught at the school from 1997 to 2012. The play he is directing for the Arcola, by the German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is a satire about Western corporations profiting from foreign wars.


March 26, 2014   Ali   Jupiter Ascending, Video Comments Off on ‘Jupiter Ascending’ trailer: Eddie Redmayne wants Mila Kunis dead

We FINALLY get a good look at Eddie’s character in Jupiter Ascending with the new trailer that Warner Brothers released tonight!

Mila Kunis’ character Jupiter Jones may clean toilets for a living, but she also poses a threat to the reign of the Queen of the Universe thanks to her perfect genetic makeup in the Wachowskis’ latest sci-fi spectacle Jupiter Ascending. Fortunately she has a protector in the form of a glassy-eyed, part-albino/part-wolf Caine (Channing Tatum).

In the second trailer for the Warner Bros. pic (released almost three months after the first debuted) we get more of a glimpse at Eddie Redmayne’s petulant, evil leader, some spectacular special effects, and an uncharacteristically optimistic Sean Bean. Check it out after the jump.


March 11, 2014   Ali   Projects Comments Off on ‘Fantastic Four’: Dr. Doom Short List Down to 4 Actors With Accents

20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have narrowed down their villain search to four rising stars with accents

Now that 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have their “Fantastic Four” in place, they’ve turned their attention to the movie’s villain — Dr. Doom.

Four rising stars remain on the short-list, all of whom have accents and are 30-34 years old. A fifth contender, Jack Huston, was rumored to be up for Dr. Doom several weeks ago, though it’s unclear whether he remains in the mix.

One of them is expected to antagonize superheroes Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), the Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), the Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and the Thing (Jamie Bell).

20th Century Fox, which declined comment, will release “Fantastic Four” in June 2015.


February 28, 2014   Ali   Images Comments Off on BAFTA Jury Outtakes

This past year Eddie was on the jury for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. At an event last September a photoshoot was taken of the Jury members. I have added four images from the shoot to the gallery!

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February 19, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews Comments Off on Use film to teach pupils about history, says Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne

Eddie has joined the campaign for Into Film a project made to help students to learn more about history through using films as a tool in schools.

Actor Eddie Redmayne says schools could use film to teach pupils about history and that the art of film-making should also be taught in the classroom

Eddie Redmayne, star of Les Miserables and the actor chosen to play Stephen Hawking in a forthcoming biopic, has called on films to be used in schools to teach children about history.

The award-winning actor said as a child he dismissed movies as nothing more than entertainment and believed the art of acting was all about Shakespeare.

Redmayne, 32, who also played the lead opposite Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn, said that film should be taught and promoted in schools to inspire the next generation to work in that medium.
He added that schools could use film to teach pupils about history and that the art of film-making should also be taught in the classroom.

Redmayne is supporting Into Film, a project to encourage children to watch, make and understand films. Speaking at the launch of the project at Westminster Academy, he said: “I always thought that film was entertainment, it wasn’t something you could learn from and my God, I was mistaken.”

The former Eton schoolboy said: “My life is film and it wasn’t when I was a kid. My family weren’t massively into film, I didn’t see a huge amount myself and when I was sat at school, theatre was the thing and Shakespeare.

“In this country we have this great legacy and heritage, which is a wonderful thing but it made theatre be the real focus.
“So many people nowadays have mobile phones which have the capacity to film things, and they are so much more film literate and editor literate than certainly my generation or the generations above.

“I think in this day and age everyone can be a film-maker…so it’s an amazing time to be supporting this.”

The Into Film charity is attempting to boost children’s knowledge of film and help teachers to use it more in the classroom. It supports school film clubs and has organised visits by actors such as Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley who talked to children at the Westminster Academy in October.